The Blue Lagoon (1980)



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Movie Info

As small children, a boy and girl are shipwrecked on a tropical island together in this critically lambasted drama. The two grow up together without the restrictions of society and, when they hit puberty, fall madly in love, leading to the film's somewhat notorious exploration of sensuality.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Douglas Day Stewart
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 5, 1999
Sony Pictures Entertainment


as Paddy Button

as Arthur LeStragne

as Young Emmeline

as Young Richard

as Infant Sailor

as Captain

as Officer

as Little Paddy

as Infant Paddy
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Critic Reviews for The Blue Lagoon

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

Their romance is enhanced by Nestor Almendros' exquisite photography (and Basil Poledouris' score), as is the stunning beauty of the Fiji island where it was filmed.

Full Review… | July 22, 2008
Top Critic

The only thing blue about the movie is the sea, and the way you'll feel after wasting your time on this dose of 'tasteful', TV commercial-style, nudity.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The Blue Lagoon is the dumbest movie of the year.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

[It] has a nonsensical glaze that contributes to the inadvertent merriment.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic


Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Lots and lots of nudity, bad acting in '80s survival tale.

Full Review… | September 23, 2014
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for The Blue Lagoon

I think I loved more the concept of than what actually happened in the film, but it's a good effort and interesting to watch.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

This movie is cute and sweet for the most part, but has a bunch of holes in the story. For one thing, there's a group of native islanders on the other side of the island they're marooned on and they never even notice the two kids? Also, they have a boat, why don't they just fill it with food and stuff and try to make it back to civilization? Plus, I hated the end. The movie is okay, and Atkins is cute, so it's not too bad, but it's not a good movie either.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins star as two children shipwrecked alone on a tropical island..

♥Robyn M♥

Super Reviewer

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